Topics include security management practices, access control systems, telecommunications and network security, public and private key cryptography, security concerns for application and software development, business continuity planning and disaster recovery planning. Students will be able to select and use cryptographic tools to secure data, examine firewall settings, use & verify common cryptographic hash signatures, and create signed files. Target skills are the creating and maintenance of a security plan, the system administrator’s responsibilities to implement the plan, techniques and tools to audit and monitor security, threat analysis, and increasing security awareness. An overview of the current security certifications and their requirements will be given at the end of the class.